Goldfish Names: The best goldfish names as voted by you!

Naming your goldfish is a very important decision! The goldfish names you choose today are what your fish will be called for the rest of their lives.

But with so many names to choose from, how do you decide which are the right names for your fish?

With the help of The Goldfish Tank and our readers, that’s how!

We asked our readers to choose their favourite goldfish names and over two thousand people voted.

The list below shows the top names chosen, and the poll is still open, so you can still vote for your favorite.

The best goldfish names

After 2000 votes, these were the top five goldfish names chosen by our readers:

  1. Bubbles: With 21% of the vote, this was the winner
  2. Goldie: A close second, with 18% of the vote
  3. Sushi: A controversial choice as it relates to fish as food, but Sushi was our third most popular goldfish name with 15% of the vote
  4. Nemo: Clearly inspired by the film, 10% of voters loved the name Nemo
  5. Finn: Who doesn’t love a pun?! 10% of voters chose this play on words

Vote for your favourite

Those names may have come out on top after 2000 votes, but there’s still time for that to change.

The poll is still open, so choose your favorite below and vote to see the results so far.

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More goldfish names

As well as the names in our survey, lots of you also shared your favorite goldfish names in the comments. Here are some of the suggestions:

  • Calico
  • Marina
  • Rocket
  • Stardust
  • Hubble (for a telescope goldfish!)
  • Fish
  • Princess
  • Spot

Choosing a name by color

If you’re still struggling to name your goldfish. Why not search for inspiration in the color of your fish?

Orange goldfish names

  • Amber
  • Aurelia
  • Clementine
  • Fire
  • Flame
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Orange
  • Rusty
  • Spark
  • Sunny
  • Sunset

Black goldfish names

  • Ash
  • Blackjack
  • Blacky
  • Char
  • Coal
  • Ebony
  • Guinness
  • Inky
  • Licorice
  • Nightshade
  • Noir
  • Pepper
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Sooty

Red goldfish names

  • Amber
  • Auburn
  • Brick
  • Burgundy
  • Copper
  • Maroon
  • Red
  • Redford
  • Rusty
  • Scarlet

Patterned goldfish names

  • Blotch
  • Camo
  • Dotty
  • Freckles
  • Patch
  • Spot
  • Spotty
  • Sprinkles
  • Stripy
  • Zebra

Personality-based names

If color isn’t working for you, why not get to know your goldfish a bit, then name it based on its personality? For example:

  • Chubby
  • Dash
  • Einstein
  • Gobbler
  • Greedy
  • Happy
  • Joker
  • Naughty
  • Nippy
  • Silly
  • Sleepy
  • Speedy
  • Spirit
  • Zippy

Of course, there’s no “right” goldfish name, and you can choose whatever you like! So, even if you don’t like any of the names above, simply have a think, browse the internet, look around you, watch your fish, and choose something that you think works.

And don’t forget – please add a comment below to let us know what you choose!

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